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New X-Files Returns January 2016

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:19

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The truth is out there, and it returns January 2016 with all-new episodes of X-Files.

FOX has given the return of X-Files a Sunday, January 24th premiere date following the NFL NFC Championship game at 10pm ET.

X-Files will then air in its regular Monday night timeslot at 8pm ET.

The six-episode event series sees creator Chris Carter return as well as Gillian Anderson as Scully, David Duchovny as Mulder, Mitch Pileggi as Skinner and William D. Davis The Smoking Man.

Here is the official blurb from FOX:

The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES will be a thrilling, six-episode event series helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. Production on THE X-FILES event series is set to begin in summer 2015. THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny), as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.  

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Ten Thirteen Productions

CREATOR: Chris Carter

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Carter, Glen Morgan

CAST: David Duchovny as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, Gillian Anderson as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully, Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner.

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